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Inova Health Systems REGISTERED NURSE in ALEXANDRIA, Virginia

Job Description

**Open to RN Fellows (current nurses wanting to change specialty). Would prefer RN's with CC experience (ICU, ED).

This position is eligible for a $20,000 or $15,000 Sign On Bonus!** Registered Nurses with at least two years of Critical Care RN experience in specialty applying for are eligible to receive a $20,000 or $15,000 sign on bonus. Those relocating from more than 50 miles away will also receive up to $20,000 or $15,000 in reimbursable relocation expenses. Your Critical Care RN experience must be within the same specialty area you are hired into. Those entering fellowship programs are not eligible. Accepting the bonus requires a commitment of three or two years.

Inova Alexandria Labor and Delivery is a 13-bed unit, complimented by 3 operating suites, 4 PACU beds, and 4 Clinical Decision beds. Approximately, 3,600 deliveries take place each year, including deliveries for high-risk obstetric patients. In our Clinical Decision Unit (Labor and Delivery Triage), we can care for as many as 450 patients a month. The L&D Unit delivers approximately 10 to 15 babies each day.

Nurse to Patient Ratio: 2:1 during early stages of labor 1:1 once patient is active and begins pushing 1:1 for all C-sections, epidural placements, TOLAC and fetal demises. 1:1 or up to 3:1 for antepartum patients, depending on level of acuity.

12 hour day/night shift

An Inova Nurse provides knowledgeable and caring clinical practice and care coordination through an understanding of patient, family, nurse, and healthcare delivery team. Consistently provides safe, therapeutic care in a holistic and systematic way. Incorporates differences into the provision of care. Conducts all patient care in a patient and family-centered manner. Integrates knowledge, skills, and experiences to meet the needs of patients and families throughout the continuum, to include patient and family education. Communicates effectively and works cooperatively with others. Has respect for and understanding of other clinical disciplines. Uses an integrated approach toward patient outcomes. Serves as an empowering body to influence patient empowerment, and successful outcomes of financial and clinical quality, through relationships and access-based knowledge. Utilizes standards, guidelines, and pathways for care delivery. Determines process for delivery of care from direct patient and family communication, technology, and other healthcare team member collaboration. Ensures improvements in practice settings by assuming responsibility for self-development in life-long learning. Provides direction and guidance to others regarding practice. Serves as a resource, preceptor, and mentor. Demonstrates leadership skills in decision making and problem solving. IND1

Requirements

A minimum of 6 months of Registered Nurse clinical experience in the acute care setting. Direct Labor and Delivery experience preferred.

Education: BSN or MSN or If Associates Degree RN - Within 6 months of start date, meet with nurse leader and:

  • Identify which Accredited School the employee plans to attend

  • Submit a review of transcript from the school indicating the required pre-requisites and timeline for taking the courses

  • Provide a written plan with anticipated BSN completion date

Complete BSN within 24 months of start date

BLS for Healthcare Provider Certification required. NRP and ACLS certifications preferred. RN licensed, or eligible to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia as a RN. Proficient in English, strong verbal and written communication skills. Exceptional interpersonal skill and the ability to display a caring demeanor towards others. Proficient computer skills required.

Work Site Location: INOVA ALEXANDRIA HOSPITAL

Work Site Address: 4320 SEMINARY ROAD

Schedule: Every Other Weekend

Work Site City/State: ALEXANDRIA, VA

Shift: 12 hour Day/Night

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